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Asbestos Surveys
No matter the age of your property, the risk of asbestos exposure remains. That’s why, if you have questions about the potential presence of asbestos in your building, or if you are about to embark on the journey of a remodel, Luce Air Quality will be there to ensure you have the knowledge you need to undergo your project safely.
The Persistence of Asbestos
As a result of its fire resistance and overall durability, asbestos has been widely used in electrical, building, and construction materials — ranging from drywall to popcorn ceiling texture and more — primarily between the 1930s and 1970s. Thus, asbestos can still be found in many buildings today, particularly as the 1989 Asbestos Ban did not put a hard end to the overall use of the material. That being said, authorities today are still gradually phasing asbestos out of the market as a result of its toxicity.
Understanding Asbestos Exposure
Once asbestos becomes “friable” (or degraded to the point where it will easily crumble), the fibers pose a serious health hazard when inhaled by individuals. Additionally, as previously mentioned, asbestos is found primarily in building and construction materials. This may include:
  • Roofing shingles
  • Vinyl, ceramic, or linoleum flooring materials
  • Pipes coated in asbestos or other asbestos-containing material
  • Wall and attic insulation that was produced with vermiculite
  • Surfaces lined with asbestos paper
Consequently, exposure may occur when the aforementioned components are disturbed, causing the asbestos to become airborne. This may be the result of home remodeling, commercial renovations, building demolition, and more.
According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), asbestos exposure may cause the following health effects:
  • Asbestosis (a non-cancerous lung disease)
  • Lung cancer
  • Mesothelioma
Schedule an Asbestos Survey?
Put simply, as most buildings can be assumed to contain asbestos, investing in a survey is never a bad idea! After all, if you are worried about potential asbestos exposure in your residential or commercial property, a survey will provide you with the detailed answers you need.
Otherwise, you should consider an asbestos survey if…
  • Your property is about to be remodeled
  • Your property has asbestos-containing material that is likely to be disturbed
  • You have access to or are consistently near degraded insulation
  • And more
Why Call Luce Air Quality?
Residential and Commercial Asbestos Surveys
Category: • February 17, 2021

As asbestos becomes increasingly unstable with time and degradation, one can never be sure of how likely they are to come into contact with it in the near future.

Thus, during an asbestos survey, our team will not only identify and inspect existing asbestos but will also determine the specific location, as well as provide accurate testing reports according to regional regulations and standards. If asbestos is detected, we will provide you with a detailed report on the locations of which we identified asbestos in your property.

Finally, if you have already undergone an asbestos removal process, we can survey your property to ensure that the procedure was completed properly and effectively.

In short, our team is dedicated to making sure you can breathe a healthy sigh of relief!